Support girls' virtual learning today!

It's been a tough year, but the Science Club community is going strong! Help us raise $25,000 by December 31st to continue providing free, hands-on science education and mentoring to 250 girls in our spring semester Virtual Science Clubs. You can ensure girls of all backgrounds have the opportunities to succeed in STEM and become the next generation of scientists, technologists, and engineers. You make this possible—please give today! 

25th episode of #SCFGLive!

On Friday, December 11 at 4:00 pm, Science Club for Girls will air the 25th episode of our LIVE science show, #SCFGLive! Invite a young scientist in your life (best for grades K-5) to tune into our Facebook page for a special episode of fun experiments and science explorations. This week's theme: candy! Click below to learn more and watch previous episodes.

Virtual Science Clubs are underway!

This fall, over 250 girls in grades K-12 are pursuing their love of science through our virtual fall clubs. Programming is free, activities are hands-on, and all materials for the 8-week semester have been provided. Interested in registering for our Spring Semester Virtual Clubs?  Click below to learn more and submit an interest form for the spring semester. 

Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences

To foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors.

Celebrating 25 years of successfully providing programs for girls in our community to address the gender and diversity imbalance in STEM. SCFG provides free after school "clubs" at schools and community locations.

Volunteer, participate, or donate. SCFG relies upon the generosity of our supporters to maintain, nourish and grow. Your involvement makes a powerful statement about your commitment to racial and gender equity in STEM.

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Thank you for your support

I’m not sure I’d be where I am if I hadn’t had mentors and peers in Science Club who encouraged me to pursue what I wanted and helped me build the confidence to get there.
— Sophie, Junior Mentor

What We Know

  • An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.

  • Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.

  • The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores

 

  • The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.

  • Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.

 

Economic Policy Institute 2015.

National Research Council 2009, 2011.

Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx

Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.

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